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I have a Colt Commander 70 series, which is pretty much in the same condition as when it was new, except for some nice Cocobolo grips I had installed. My problem is with the trigger. Compared to most other 1911s I have seen, it has a fairly short trigger. I can't remember the exact dimensions from when I measured it, but it is somewhere around the neighborhood of 5.7 cm maybe? Combined with my fairly large hands, it just isn't as comfortable as others I have held with the longer trigger. I guess my newbie question would have to be what kind of trigger would you recommend? I have heard good things about the Videki triggers, and I like their three hole look, but I heard they are also not shipping anymore. I would like just a drop-in trigger, since I'm not aware of any gunsmiths close to home. Also what are some opinions about those polishing stones that fit in the trigger track that I saw in Brownells? The inside of my frame is pretty rough in there, but I was wondering if I could just gently polish that up with these stones, or would I have the potential to do more harm than good?

Thanks in advance to everyone who can help me out here.

War Eagle

[This message has been edited by War Eagle (edited 11-15-2001).]
 

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War Eagle, if you go to "1911 How To's" and FAQs" and do a search or just have the system show all topics for the past year, you will find (I hope) instructions on fitting a new trigger.

Videki is OOB (out of Business), I believe. Brownell's did offer longer triggers http://www.brownells.com but I don't know if they have them in stock or not.

King's Gun Works offered different triggers also, http://www.kingsgunworks.com, again I am not sure of what they have to offer now.

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Chip McCormick makes a pretty nice drop-in unit for a reasonable price.
 

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Any drop in trigger is going to be loose. Learn to fit the trigger, or have it done by an armorer or gunsmith. GLV
 

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http://www.brownells.com is the place. You can get the phone number from the site and call them. They'll hook you up with exactly what you need...no BS...Problem is...you're hooked good and when you get that first catalog...well...welcome to the forum





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Thanks guys. I just read that bit in the How To section, and I think I may try my hand at fitting the trigger myself. That way I know I'll be happy with it, plus it will give me an excuse to spend more time getting to know my piece... just hope the girlfriend doesn't get jealous... :) Appreciate the help,

War Eagle
 
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